Naomi Judd Died by Suicide, Ashley Judd Reveals

On Good Morning America Thursday, Ashley Judd revealed that Naomi Judd died by suicide and used a firearm

It was a weapon she used. According to Judd, mother used a firearm.

We are very uncomfortable sharing that information, but we understand that if we don't, someone else will say it

Naomi Judd passed away on April 30 at the age of 76

While Ashley did not provide an exact cause of death at the time, she wrote on social media, "We lost our beautiful mother to mental illness

Despite her best efforts, my mother could not wait till she was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame by her peers

Judd said that was the level of catastrophe she was experiencing

As a result of the barrier between the respect they held her and the lie the disease told her